Sheet Music – £ – Boosey edition number: HPS In later life, however, the only piece that exists for solo viola is the beautiful Lachrymae where it is accompanied by piano. It was composed for the Scottish violist. Benjamin Britten concentrated mostly on composing works of operatic or symphonic proportion after the initial success of Peter Grimes in

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Jazz Latin New Age. Such haste is scarcely evident in lachrgmae haunting and cleverly worked-out piece. Listening to Britten — Lachrymae, Op. Sonoro at Kings Place The initial appeal of this festive programme by the chamber choir, Sonorowas the array of unfamiliar names nestled alongside titles of familiar favourites from the carol repertoire.

Reflections on a song of John Dowland op. Toward the Sea III. Lachrymae Presented by Josh Hayward. In the last year of his life Brittenthough seriously ill, kept a promise made to Cecil Aronowitzthe long-time violist of the English Chamber Orchestra and close friend, and wrote a version of Lachrymae with an outstanding arrangement for string orchestra accompaniment.


February Total duration: Post was not sent – check your email addresses! You are commenting using your Facebook account. Such is its organic resourcefulness that the techniques used in Lachrymae are reminiscent of the exhaustive musical derivations to be found in the Church Parables of the subsequent decade.

Lachrymae, Op 48a (Britten) – from CDA – Hyperion Records – MP3 and Lossless downloads

The work begins brtiten quote the song “If my complaints could passion move” in a mood-setting slow introduction, with Dowland’s melody in the low part of the accompaniment. Don’t show me this message again. There is no rose: Come the revolution, perhaps. There was a sense of distancing and translation: Email required Address never made public.

Lachrymae, op. 48a – study score

Spotify The viola and piano original of Lachrymae can be found on this album of 20th hritten works for viola and pianoperformed by Milhail Sarbu and James Creitz. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.

Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge. While working on Billy BuddBritten returned to his first instrument. The story goes that Britten promised Primrose a new piece, partly to persuade the player to perform at the Aldeburgh Festival, forgot all about it then composed it overnight following a telephone reminder from Primrose. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by britten.


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Send to a friend Send a link to this article to a friend with an optional message. Britten began learning the viola aged around 9 or 10 and composed a number of early pieces for it, including a sonata in Elsewhere his golden legato and glowing brigten simply took my breath away.

Soloist Lawrence Power conveyed the searching hesitancy of the lachrymea line with probing eloquence. In either version, Lachrymae is one of the outstanding viola compositions of Britten ‘s century. Fairy-tales work on multiple levels, they tell delightful yet moral stories, but they also enable us to examine deeper issues.

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. The Tallis Scholars Hodie Vritten natus est. Viola Sonata in C Op; Britten: The viola Josh is playing has its own story.